Symmetry, DSL, and all that

Fletcher Kittredge fkittred at gwi.net
Mon Mar 2 18:57:08 UTC 2015


Not a very informative discussion.

Points of fact...

>From Verizon's January filings regarding 2014Q4:

   1. Verizon has about eight million FIOS customers.
   2.  "Fifty-nine percent of FiOS consumer Internet customers subscribed
   to data speeds of at least 50Mbps, up from 46 percent one year earlier."

>From a Verizon press release last summer, all FIOS speeds are now
symmetric.

http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/07/verizon-fios-finally-symmetrical-upload-speeds-boosted-to-match-download/

ADSL development proceeded the development of the consumer Internet. The
original patent was filed in 1988. DSL was designed originally to deliver
video in an ISDN/ATM world. For that reason, it was asymmetric.





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